By far the most common conversation we have with the folks we interview is about work-life balance.  Starting a business or pursuing a creative career makes finding work life balance really tough because there is no clear start and end to one’s work day.  We’ve shared some of our conversations on the topic below.

Jonell Pollard | Entreprenuer & content creator

I am an entrepreneur and I still work a 9-5. Balance for me is key because I have to be fully functioning to make both work. I have to show up each day to better my business. I consider my 9-5 to be my biggest investor into my business so if I don’t perform well there how can I expect to perform well in my business. Read more>>

Kristal Holmes | Attorney and Health Coach

At one I thought I could have it all – career, motherhood, social life. I thought I could excel in all areas of y life. Once I became a mom, I realized that I may be able to have it all, just not all at once. Read more>>

Bethany Greene | Owner and Baker of Greene Cakes, LLC

My work-life balance has shifted from one extreme to the other. In my previous career, I was a high school band director for seven and a half years. The lifestyle in that field is one of the toughest out there. I was working 60+ hours a week year round on top of a 2 hour commute every day. Though teaching, especially my line of teaching, was fulfilling and gratifying in so many ways… It was equally as draining. Read more>>

Jaclyne Roe | Entrepreneur, Spa & Wellness Consultant

I am a self-proclaimed workaholic. But, I say that because I actually love my work. I find it fulfilling in so many ways. I once thought I had to carry the weight of my colleagues. Read more>>

Jessica Warfield | Actress, model and Nursing Student

Typically, in the past I would have a 9-5 but currently I work at an urgent care. I work 12-hour shifts, so I don’t have to work every day. I love having the flexibility of working a few shifts a week and being off for 4 days or so. I prefer it this way because I can pursue other passions. Life is too short to work all the time. I love taking days off and swimming, visiting family in other states, etc. This is very important to me. Read more>>

Pylot Tea | Music Producer

You have to have balance & you have to have priorities . Everyone & everything doesnt deserve your attention . I don’t make an itinerary for each day but I do have a general idea of what I’ll be doing. Read more>>

Jah B Schaffer | Business Coach for Moms

My idea of balance has changed a lot over time. Particularly in the last ten years since becoming a mom. When I had my first son I was a full-time college student, with three jobs. I had no idea what balance was. Read more>>